Civil Voices
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Finance

NFP Grants to Create Disability Jobs


Thursday, 4th June 2015 at 11:54 am
Lina Caneva, Editor
Grants of up to $150,000 are being offered to charities in a bid to create innovative employment opportunities for young people with disability.

Thursday, 4th June 2015
at 11:54 am
Lina Caneva, Editor


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
NFP Grants to Create Disability Jobs
Thursday, 4th June 2015 at 11:54 am

Grants of up to $150,000 are being offered to charities in a bid to create innovative employment opportunities for young people with disability.

The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has launched its Seed Challenge in partnership with the Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) to improve the current employment and training opportunities available.

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown that while 54 per cent of Victorians of working-age who live with a disability participate in the labour force, one in 10 is unemployed – almost double the unemployment rate of people with no reported disability.

CEO of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Catherine Brown, said this is despite research that shows that people with disability are loyal and reliable employees, and workplace adjustments come at no cost to the employer, being fully covered by the Government.

“Youth unemployment is a significant social issue and on top of the challenges that all young people face when seeking employment, the 67,500 young Victorians living with a disability must also counter a culture where there are low expectations of their abilities and limited opportunities for mainstream employment,” Brown said.

“Through our Increasing Life Opportunities Impact Area, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation seeks to break down these existing barriers and raise awareness of this situation by supporting access to better employment and training opportunities for people with a disability – especially in mainstream employment.”

The Seed Challenge encourages cross-sector collaboration from social entrepreneurs, employers and not-for-profit organisations working in the Greater Melbourne area on innovative employment engagement solutions that:

  • Provide meaningful work experience opportunities and involvement in the open employment market;

  • Shift employer and community attitudes to recognise the benefits of employing people with a disability;

  • Mentor and offer peer support to gain and maintain employment; or

  • Increase opportunities for self-employment or employment through social enterprise.

Expression of Interest Applications will be accepted from 8 June to 31 July 2015. Eligibility and project criteria can be found here.


Lina Caneva  |  Editor |  @ProBonoNews

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and Editor of Pro Bono Australia News since it was founded in 2000.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Prolegis Lawyers work exclusively for charities, other not-f...

Prolegis Lawyers

Fantastic digital management app for organisations deliverin...

Ateesa

NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

More Suppliers

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Findex Launches New Community Fund

Wendy Williams

Monday, 12th February 2018 at 5:01 pm

CCI Giving Small Grants Program Open

Luke Michael

Monday, 5th February 2018 at 5:03 pm

The Power of Cricket to Help People with Disability

Luke Michael

Monday, 5th February 2018 at 8:11 am

NDIS: Get Big, Get Niche or Get Out

Contributor

Tuesday, 30th January 2018 at 8:23 am

POPULAR

Luke Batty Foundation to Close as Rosie Batty Steps Down

Luke Michael

Monday, 19th February 2018 at 5:37 pm

Calls to Remove ‘Blanket Religious Exemptions’ for Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Friday, 16th February 2018 at 2:35 pm

Sharp Decline in People Accessing Disability Support Pension

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 21st February 2018 at 4:59 pm

Employee-Led Mutual to Deliver NDIS Services in SA

Luke Michael

Monday, 19th February 2018 at 10:54 am

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Civil Voices
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!